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Stay & Learn (traditional games) - Maths Mastery

We talked about how playing traditional games can support mathematical knowledge. The session was introduced as a lesson for children and their parents. Each games was explained and modelled so that they could create their own version to play at home.

Question: Can you use your maths skills when playing games

Introduce traditional games (dominoes, track game, 5 special things, skittles) and explain what each of these games can offer in terms of maths skills.

Dominoes – subitising, counting, matching, recognising doubles, recognising blank, observing rules, pattern

Track game – subitising, counting, tracking left to right (pre-cursor to reading skills), 1:1 correspondence, reading a dice

5 special things – counting out from a larger group, 1:1 correspondence, adding and taking away, observing rules, most & least (more & fewer)

 

 

 

 

 

The children really enjoyed helping their grown-ups to make the games.

 

 

Jo brought her mini beasts to share with us today. We learnt lots about insects and held some too.

RSPB visited today and told us a story about a ladybird finding a new home. We enjoyed looking for mini beasts.

Stay & Learn (Maths Mastery)

We had a great morning of maths learning. We learnt a new rhyme and showed our grown-ups how we learn skills using our own sets of resources. The skill for this lesson was careful counting when adding 1 more.

 

Birthday Cake song (tune of 5 little monkey’s)

1 little candle sitting in a cake 

Blow it out for goodness sake

Hang on a moment, before you do

You need another one because you’re 2

 

2 little candles sitting in a cake

Blow them out for goodness sake

Hang on a moment, I can see

You need another one because you’re 3

 

3 little candles sitting in a cake

Blow them out for goodness sake

Hang on a moment, are you sure?

You need another one because you’re 4

 

4 little candles sitting in a cake

Blow them out for goodness sake

Hang on a moment, before you drive

You need another one because you’re 5

 

5 little candles sitting in a cake

Blow them out for goodness sake

Hang on a moment, before you do

Take a breath, happy birthday you


Some of the feedback from the grown-ups that stayed:

Which learning activity did your child enjoy the most?

Candle song

Rolling the dice to find how many candles we needed

 

What do you feel worked well within the session?

The children were able to do everything in their own pace

Everything

 

What do you feel you learned?

Seeing the steps to learning

Using maths in different situations

 

Welcome to Foundation 1
The teachers this year are Mrs Marriott and Mrs Lambley

Happy New YearWelcome back to a new and exciting term. We are discovering celebrations and festivals around the world. Our Home Corner is set up as a Christmas home. This is to allow the children to relive their own Christmas experiences through role play @EarlyExcellence.

Long Term Planning

What a wonderful half term we have had. Our Police Station proved very popular. The Elf on the Shelf has been causing lots of mischief. We had a well attended Christmas Stay & Learn session. Thank-you all for working so well together. I am looking forward to more fantastic learning in 2019 and supporting our N2's to be school ready for September.

We have been learning how to be imaginative. We have been pretending to be police officers.

We have been learning how to be imaginative. We have been pretending to be police officers. 1
We have been learning how to be imaginative. We have been pretending to be police officers. 2

Learning Together in F1

Making strong fingers

Making strong fingers 1 We are learning how to be school ready.
Making strong fingers 2 We are practising how to hold a pencil near the point between our first two fingers and thumb and showing some control.

In September we welcomed some new N2 friends who only turned three in the summer. Some of them are attending in the afternoon and some in the morning.
We are spending time getting to know each other paying particular attention to 'Making Relationships', 'Self-Confidence & Self-Awareness' and 'Managing Feelings & Behaviour'

 

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